events / news


29/6/2024
bad timing presents kate carr tom daley possible area quip & curiosity, 71 tenison road, cambridge, cb1 2dg 8-10pm

7/6/2024
quip & curiosity / bad timing presents phil mfu: 'fictitious music' pete um quip & curiosity, 71 tenison road, cambridge, cb1 2dg 8–10pm

22/3/2024
bad timing presents 'test sites' open evening / sound & music event pete um gusty ferro possible area [test table] quip & curiosity, 71 tenison road, cambridge, cb1 2dg free entry 8–10pm, gallery open from 6pm

3/3/2024
bad timing presents 'hidden channels' experiments and inventions, live sets and group sound improvisation, work in progress quip & curiosity, 71 tenison road, cambridge, cb1 2dg free entry 2–6pm

21/1/2024
bad timing presents 'hidden channels' experiments and inventions, live sets and group sound improvisation, work in progress quip & curiosity, 71 tenison road, cambridge, cb1 2dg free entry 2–6pm
16/12/2023
bad timing presents 'hidden channels' experiments and inventions, live sets and group sound improvisation thrive basement, 5–7 norfolk st, cambridge, cb1 2ld free entry 2–6pm
30/9–12/10/2023
bad timing presents 'off plan' installations, site-specific soundworks, live and improvised performances quip & curiosity, 71 tenison road, cambridge, cb1 2dg free. all ages open: 1-6pm sat/sun, by appointment (contect bad timing) and for specific events

9/9/2023
soundlab103: experiments in space and sound the concrete gazebo presents live performances, site-specific soundworks, improvisation terrace building 103, waterbeach, waterbeach barracks, cb25 9pa

3–5/3/2023
outlands: the joyous thing 4 live performances, films, clubnights, talks, discussions, workshops from the outlands network in association with Supersonic (Birmingham) and Fat Out (Manchester/Salford) Centrala and Old Print Works, Birmingham resonance extra weekend takeover: online / DAB in Cambridge

26 & 27/3/2022
outlands: the joyous thing 3 live performances, talks, discussions from the outlands network resonance extra weekend takeover: online / DAB in Cambridge

27 & 28/2/2021
outlands: the joyous thing ii live performances, talks, discussions from the outlands network online free

9 & 10/9/19
hidden channels sonic drawing workshops free all welcome
motion sickness project space 15 petty cury cambridge cb2 3ne

9/11/19
outlands and fat out present tour #6: ENSO SONE: QUJAKU and IMPATV GROUP A promoted by cambridge junction supported by bad timing
j1, cambridge junction clifton road cambridge cb1 7gx


18/6/19
outlands presents tour #5: live: FRACTURE PATTERNS: EARTHEATER / SEMICONDUCTOR + live support: twenty-three hanging trees promoted by cambridge junction supported by bad timing
j1, cambridge junction clifton road cambridge cb1 7gx

18/6/19
outlands presents tour #5: workshop BEYOND THE FRAY: explore the limits of your voice take part in FRACTURE PATTERNS show free / reservation essential promoted by cambridge junction supported by bad timing
meet in j2 foyer, cambridge junction clifton road cambridge cb1 7gx

12/2/19
outlands presents tour #4: workshop copper sounds: create your own wax disc free / reservation essential promoted by cambridge junction and bad timing
j1, cambridge junction clifton road cambridge cb1 7gx

12/2/19
outlands presents tour #4: live: ecstatic material: beatrice dillon + artist keith harrison promoted by cambridge junction and bad timing
j1, cambridge junction clifton road cambridge cb1 7gx

1/11/18
outlands presents tour #4: workshop transforming symmetries: creative coding using shaders to create reactive moving visuals free / reservation essential promoted by cambridge junction and bad timing
j2, cambridge junction clifton road cambridge cb1 7gx

8/11/18
outlands presents #3: drift featuring kyoka (raster, jp) grischa lichtenberger (raster, de) tour support: ytac (uk) part club, part installation, part immersive environment promoted by cambridge junction and bad timing
j2, cambridge junction clifton road cambridge cb1 7gx doors/bar: 19:00 music: 20:00

28/6/18
outlands presents #2: yunohana variations: yoshimiO (boredoms/OOIOO) + susie ibarra + robert aiki aubrey lowe (lichens) support: tribes of europe promoted by cambridge junction supported by bad timing
j2, cambridge junction clifton road cambridge cb1 7gx 20:00-22:00

28/6/18
outlands workshop #2: a spectrum carved in air: vocal instrument workshop with robert aiki aubrey lowe promoted by cambridge junction supported by bad timing
j2, cambridge junction clifton road cambridge cb1 7gx 17:00-18:30
news
June 2024
On Saturday 29th June our next bad timing event will feature sound artist Kate Carr who we've been working on getting to Cambridge for a while now. The event will be at Q&C studio in the evening.

Kate Carr is a sound artist whose work explores the textures and technologies of field recording using movement, objects and experimental recording techniques. She works across composition, performance and installation.

Her live work is centred on objects, chance events and textures, with instruments ranging from massage guns, bird horns, watering cans and bubble wrap to build shifting and hybrid soundscapes. She has performed throughout the UK and Europe, with notable performances at the Barbican, Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery in London, Supernormal Festival and Instants Chavires (Paris) AB Salon (Brussels) and Kraftwerk (Berlin).

She also runs the label Flaming Pines and is a member of Rubbish Music (with Iain Chambers, also of Langham Research).

"Probably the most significant field recordist of contemporary urban Britain…" – The Quietus

Kate Carr website

Support: Tom Daley
Tom Daley works on instruments where sound is the interface, performing with controlled feedback systems and signal processors. He is interested in taking performance outside of venues and is a member of the speaker spinning ensemble SOS. Based in Cambridge, he has recently performed at Iklectik and Hundred Years Gallery in London, sharing stages with the likes of Howlround and Marie Roux (O YAMA O).

Quip & Curiosity
71 Tenison Rd, Cambridge, CB1 2DG
Saturday 29th June, 8–10pm


We are not running a bar for this event so you are welcome to bring your own drinks. The Salisbury Arms opposite will be open with a full bar and food served until 9:30pm, including takeaway pizzas available for click and collect.

Salisbury Arms menus


May 2024

Next up in June we're working with Quip & Curiosity to host two longterm bad timing artists. Phil MFU and Pete UM.

Tickets now on sale. Limited capacity.

Friday 7th June, 8–10pm
£7.70 (inc booking fee)
Tickets

Details:

Phil MFU 'Fictitious Music'
Inspired by the retro cosmic sounds of 70s library and Karlheinz Stockhausen with the idiosyncrasies of slanted outsider rock. Phil MFU has played and recorded with Broadcast, Faust, Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), and many others as well as being keyboardist for Vanishing Twin on their first three albums.

Returning to Cambridge for his first solo appearance here in many years, 'Fictitious Music' is a brand new show AV created for Quip & Curiosity artspace, Cambridge, exploring the space and time territories of his expansive catalogue, the fictional and the factual, and traversing outer rock to sublime electronics. With recorded contributions from Laetitia Sadier and more.

manfromuranus.bandcamp.com

Pete UM
"A master of the miniature electro-acoustic song-poem, a form he has more or less invented and crystallised himself, his work displays a sardonic wit combined with a healthy misanthropy, in marvellous micro-collages of voice, instruments, samples, and electronics." -Ergo Phizmiz

peteum.bandcamp.com/music


Quip & Curiosity
71 Tenison Rd, Cambridge, CB1 2DG
Friday 7th June, 8–10pm

22 March 2024
test sites

Over the last few weeks we've been working with artists David Kefford and Sam Jury at Quip & Curiosity artspace. As part of the show bad timing has worked with the artists and Quip & Curiosity to host a live sound and music event on Friday 22nd March as part of the opening night for the gallery show. Come along from 6 for the gallery opening and to meet the artists, with sound and music from 8–10pm.

test sites opening night
Quip & Curiosity
71 Tenison Rd, Cambridge, CB1 2DG
Friday 22nd March, 6–10pm,
free entry, donations towards performers' travel appreciated

Live sound and music from 8–10pm:

possible area [test table]

Group improvisation using amplified objects based on David Kefford's sculptural work with found objects, materials and short film.

linktr.ee/possiblearea

Gusty Ferro

Gusty Ferro is a cross-disciplinary artist whose work explores the relationship between architecture and the body, as well as the materiality of mundane objects, urban infrastructure and displacement. Their practice spans sound, sculpture, video, drawing and installation. A brutalist sensitivity to texture and material run through many of the sculptural works - concrete and stone meet metal, plastic and paper in writhing, contorted loops. These contorted loops are not only found within the forms of Gusty’s sculptural works, but also in their post-industrial techno soundscapes to be experienced alongside. There is a dark, sombre thread that runs through every aspect of their practice, the sculptures often appear as aggressive and unwelcoming, the sound is often harsh and sinister, yet the construction of interesting spaces through installation work has an inherent element of play to it, offsetting the dark with light.

www.gustyferro.com

3 March 2024
hidden channels 3/3/2024 banner image

This Sunday we return to Quip & Curiosity artspace with the third in this series of Hidden Channels events. These are free-entry sessions including experimental and electronic group improvisation. A chance to try out different formats (and none) as well as short experimental live sets. The events are also a chance to see and show music and sound hardware, self-invented hacks, techniques and self-written software projects.

This time we have a featured live set from 198 using a semi-modular synth setup.

198 soundcloud

And also work in progress from possible area based on a recent site-specific set using field recordings and objects collected in Letchworth Garden City.

Some live slots still available or just turn up to take part in group improvisations and discussions or share sound art or field recordings. Contact us if you would like to do a live slot or try something live you are working on (experimental / improv / field recordings / noise / abstract electronics) or share shorter works and field recordings.

A PA and basic projector will be available.

Free to attend, drop in or take part.

hidden channels
Quip & Curiosity
71 Tenison Rd, Cambridge, CB1 2DG
Sunday 3rd March, 2–6pm, free entry
If you need extra setup time, please arrive between 1pm and 2pm. Contact us for more details.

17 January 2024
hidden channels 21/1/2024 banner image

This Sunday we start 2024 back at Quip & Curiosity artspace with the second in this series of Hidden Channels events. These are free-entry sessions including experimental and electronic group improvisation. A chance to try out different formats (and none) as well as short experimental live sets. The events are also a chance to see and show music and sound hardware, self-invented hacks, techniques and self-written software projects.

Featured live sets this time come from Eugene Aram and ARWA.

Eugene Aram (Tony Venezia) – a drone/noise project on the Wilbury Tapeworm netlabel. They're joined by Xavier Marco del Pont (3 Versions of Judas) on guitar to perform a semi-structured piece built around a voice loop of spoken verse taken from Thomas More's Utopia.

Eugene Aram also played at Soundlab103 at Waterbeach Barracks in 2023 for the day co-curated by Concrete Gazebo and Bad Timing.

Eugene Aram

Wilbury Tapeworm (label)

ARWA Sonic incursions into the liminal lands of the many angled ones; dialectical hyperphonix; anarchistic reproductive workers associations; ARWA

ARWA

Some live slots still available or just turn up to take part in group improvisations and discussions or share sound art or field recordings. Contact us if you would like to do a live slot or try something live you are working on (experimental / improv / field recordings / noise / abstract electronics) or share shorter works and field recordings.

A PA and basic projector will be available.

Free to attend, drop in or take part.

hidden channels
Quip & Curiosity
71 Tenison Rd, Cambridge, CB1 2DG
Sunday 21st January, 2–6pm, free entry
If you need extra setup time, please arrive between 1pm and 2pm. Contact us for more details.

10 January 2024

Thanks to everyone who got involved in Bad Timing or Hidden Channels events in any way in 2023 and to Quip & Curiosity, Soundlab103 at Waterbeach Barracks and Thrive cafe for hosting and inviting us to create new projects and events.

2024 starts with another Hidden Channels free afternoon session of experimental and improvised sets, sound art, demos of DIY tech and techniques and discussion. January date and details to be announced very soon.

December 2023

hidden channels meet up and improv

This Saturday we have a final event for 2023, following on from the residency and events at Quip & Curiosity and Waterbeach Barracks this summer and autumn. We are meeting at Thrive basement (formerly CB2), Norfolk St for a new informal event format including short live sets, small improvisation groups and demos of vintage, diy equipment and self-written software.

hidden channels will include experimental and electronic group improvisation trying out different formats (and none) as well as short experimental sets and a chance to see and show music and sound hardware, self-invented hacks, techniques and self-written software projects. Free to attend, drop in or take part.

Free to attend or take part. Contact us if you would like to do a live slot or try something live you are working on (experimental / improv / field recordings / noise / abstract electronics).

hidden channels
Thrive basement, 5–7 Norfolk St, Cambridge, CB1 2LD
Saturday 16th December, 2–6pm, free entry

17 October 2023

Our residency at Quip & Curiosity has now finished. Thanks to everyone who performed, attended, visited, and took part in the live improvisation or workshop and people who helped behind the scenes with development and installation. Thanks in particular to Quip & Curiosity / Taren McCallan-Moore for inviting bad timing to make use of this unique new artspace in central Cambridge, to Pete UM and Philip Cornett for performing, Under The Concrete Gazebo and the contact improvisers for the improvisation session, to everyone involved over the years in creating and hosting Self Assembly and to Philip Cornett and Will Crosby for collaborations and conversations during the residency.

'off plan' closing events

Bad Timing's public residency 'off plan' at Quip & Curiosity comes to a close this week and has been extended for an extra day for a closing live evening event. Thanks to everyone who has visited or taken part in the Concrete Gazebo or Sonic Drawing workshop events.

Final events and opening:

  • Wed 11/10/2023: Open 5–7pm
  • Thu 12/10/2023: Closing event: 8–9:30pm. Live music / sound: Pete UM + site-specific sound performance.
  • September–October 2023

    bad timing presents: 'off plan' at Quip & Curiosity 30/9–11/10/2023

    self assembly shed artspace at quip & curiosity

    After a summer in residence at Cambridge artspace Quip & Curiosity focusing on field recording and improvisation working with sound artists, bad timing will be opening the space for installations, soundworks, visuals and performances over the next 2 weeks.

    The show includes a fourth manifestation of bad timing's shed venue and artspace Self Assembly, previously appearing within Aid & Abet warehouse (2011), a terraced house (2012), and Lotusland at Changing Spaces, Norfolk St (2015).

    Opens from 1pm, Sat 30th Sept with a new site-specific soundwork by Philip Cornett from 3pm, created using sounds recorded on site at Quip & Curiosity and beyond.

    Opening hours: 1–6pm Sat and Sun 30/9, 1/10, 7/10, 8/10

    Check here and @badtimingnights on social media for further details of specific performances and viewings.

    September 2023

    Soundlab 103: Experiments in Space and Sound On 9th September, Under The Concrete Gazebo invited Bad Timing to co-curate a day of sound, music and improv sessions featuring artists based in the region at the former Waterbeach Barracks site as part of a new project Soundlab103 within the annual Summer at the Beach open studios at Waterbeach Barracks.

    Bad Timing contributed to programming, production and the creation and performance of site-specific works. With Philip Cornett and Will Crosby, we created a trio improvisation using found objects and resonating the large shutters and chains of the Terrace 103 building itself. We also invited Wilbury Tapeworm and Russell Walker from Hertfordshire and featured the site-specific work 'Blast Lock' by Cambridgeshire artist Laica working with Graham Dunning, composed from field recordings made at the decontamination chamber at RAF Alconbury, Cambridgeshire.

    May 2023

    Recommended events in Cambridge:

  • 27/5/2023: Delphine Dora + Pefkin, Thrive basement
  • 28/5/2023: Soundhunt, Thrive basement
  • 6/6/2023: Under The Concrete Gazebo, Blue Moon -- sound/electronic improv -- free entry all welcome
  • March 2023

    This weekend sees the return of Outlands Network's fourth annual The Joyous Thing. A weekend of events, discussions, meetups and new commissions in new UK experimental music. This year the event moves to Birmingham, with performances and new sound commissions also on Resonance Extra (online / DAB in Cambridge and selected other places across the UK).

    Cambridge-based sound artist and Bad Timing collaborator Philip Cornett has a new Outlands Members' commissioned sound piece premiering on Sunday 5th between 6–8pm on Resonance Extra as part of this year's event.

    Recommended events in Cambridge:

  • 11/3/2023: Burd Ellen, Thrive basement
  • 26/4/2023: Jacken Elswyth, Thrive basement
  • Also, recommended -- regular Cambridge events including open stages:

    • Under The Concrete Gazebo -- open improv sessions. Open to all. First Tuesday of the month 7–11pm at The Blue Moon.
    • Cambridge Electronic Music Open Mic -- various dates and open event formats at The Blue Moon.
    • Soundhunt -- improv-focused sessions organised by and with Dominic Lash and N O Moore. Last Sunday of the month 7-9pm at Thrive basement.
    • Club Urania -- regular nights of queer performance at Cambridge Junction organised by Wysing Arts Centre, Diarmud Hester and others.

    December 2022

    As we come to the end of 2022 we recommend the following upcoming events in Cambridge into next year:

    • 13/1/2023: Ex-Easter Island Head + Segara Madu, Unitarian Church
    • 11/3/2023: Burd Ellen, Thrive basement
    • 26/4/2023: Jacken Elswyth, Thrive basement
    Also, recommended: Soundhunt -- improv-focused sessions organised by and with Dominic Lash and N O Moore. Last Sunday of the month (not December 25th) at Thrive basement.

    April 2022

    After an extended break we're currently planning in-person events for 2022. More news soon.

    In the meantime, we recommend the following upcoming events in Cambridge:

    • 21/4/2022: A Certain Ratio + Nik Colk Void (Carter-Tutti-Void, editions mego), Junction 1, Cambridge Junction
    • 13/5/2022: Modern Nature, Unitarian Church
    • 29/5/2022: Adam Bohman / Sue Lynch, Thrive basement (formerly CB2)
    • 3/7/2022: The Utopia Strong, Junction 3, Cambridge Junction

    Also recommended is Club Urania, a new monthly night of queer performance co-hosted by Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge Junction and Diarmud Hester (Queer Trash, A Great Recorded History audio trail).

    February 2021


    Bad Timing presents: In conversation: Public time not public space

    How have the experimental music and art scenes been creating live events since lockdown, utilising site-specific performance, experimental formats and alternative platforms to create shared experiences while audiences can't gather in the same space.

    Bad Timing talks to three UK artists, performers and event producers who have been creating live music and sound events since March 2020.

    Featuring artist and performer Elvin Brandhi (Yeah You/Villaelvin), composer, DJ, event producer and improviser Mariam Rezaei (TOPH, TUSK Fringe) and artist, sound designer and improviser Oliver Payne (YARMONICS festival, Eastern Ear) about creating and performing at live experimental music events in 2020.

    Sun 28 Feb, 16:35–17:20 at outlands.network/streaming
    Part of:
    Outlands: The Joyous Thing #2, 27–28 Feb 2021
    free / donation to outlands appreciated

    January 2021
    The Joyous Thing, February 27–28

    In January 2020, Outlands held The Joyous Thing — a weekend festival of live experimental music including performances and discussions. As a member of Outlands, Bad Timing is preparing for the second annual weekend (this year online) of new commissions, talks, performances and more. This year we aim to bring together UK experimental music artists and organisers and audiences and to think about ways we can stay connected and make live music and sound happen in 2021 and beyond. More details very soon.

    Outlands: The Joyous Thing #2, 27–28 Feb 2021

    November 2020
    Outlands news: expanding the discussion and network

    Outlands is moving into a new phase of existence and is now looking to bring new members into an expanded network for discussions and sharing how we can now make experimental music and performances happen.

    Outlands: Call for membership

    January 2020
    The Joyous Thing, MK Gallery

    The Joyous Thing was organised by Outlands, bringing together other experimental producers, event organisers, musicians and artists to discuss the live experimental music scene (and compete in Jennifer Lucy Allan's pub quiz).

    December 2019
    bad timing and Outlands

    Bad Timing has joined Outlands and will be working alongside Cambridge Junction and experimental music organisations and producers around the UK to share knowledge and plan future events.

    bad timing at outlands

    September 2019
    hidden channels: Sonic Drawing at Motion Sickness Project Space

    This week we're running a couple of sonic drawing workshops as part of bad timing's hidden channels project, in collaboration with Wysing-based artist Philip Cornett. The workshops happen at the new Motion Sickness Project space in Petty Cury in Cambridge city centre.

    Sonic drawing uses sensitive microphones to amplify and magnify the small sounds of drawing and writing with pens and pencils (and many other objects) as they move across the surface of the paper.

    Participants will use pens, pencils and various other found and made objects to create a group sound piece played live by drawing. No experience or skill with sound or drawing necessary.

    Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th September Motion Sickness Project Space 15 Petty Cury Cambridge CB2 3NE

    Event info

    Outlands #6: ENSO SONE: Qujaku & ImpaTV plus Group A

    We're pleased to announce the sixth Outlands tour featuring Qujaku in a new collaboration with visual artists IMPATV. This new project ENSÕ SONE combines Japanese psych, audiovisual innovation and projection-mapped costumes. Tour support comes from Group A also featuring new audiovisual work.

    Tickets/info

    This event is part of Cambridge Junction's Pay What You Feel arts season. Selected events are £2.50 entry or you can make a larger donation if you decide.

    Pay What You Feel events

    June 2019
    Outlands #5: FRACTURE PATTERNS: Eartheater / Semiconductor

    This month the fifth Outlands tour brings another new and specially commissioned collaboration to Cambridge. New York-based Eartheater (PAN recordings) is an electronic producer, experimental vocalist and choreographer. She has been working with UK experimental filmmakers Semiconductor to create a new audiovisual performance exploring the art and science of patterns formed at the edge of material breakdown.

    Live support comes from Cambridge-based twenty-three hanging trees.

    twenty-three hanging trees: soundcloud

    Tuesday 18th June 2019
    Tickets: £9 adv, more on the door, from Cambridge Junction Box Office
    Show: FRACTURE PATTERNS: 7:00pm doors/bar, 8–10:30pm, J1, Cambridge Junction
    Tickets/info

    TAKE PART: Before the show come along to a short free workshop session 6-6:45pm at Cambridge Junction where Alex Drewchin will work with participants to explore what kind of sounds emerge at the very highest and lowest pitches they can reach. No singing experience necessary just be open to experimentation. The group will be able to take part in the evening show adding the vocal sounds they discover in the workshop to the sound of the performance.

    All workshop participants also gain free entry to the evening show.

    Free entry but places are limited so reservation is essential:

    Workshop: BEYOND THE FRAY: 6:00–6:45pm, Cambridge Junction, meet in J2 foyer

    sign up here

    January 2019

    In 2019 Outlands will bring another three diverse and innovative experimental music tours to Cambridge Junction. Next month tour #4 focuses on sounds created using materials with a live show featuring sculptor and ceramic artist Keith Harrison in collaboration with electronic musician and producer Beatrice Dillon. Support comes from DJs Copper Sounds, playing their own discs made from copper, wax and other materials and finding new ways to play their record collections. Copper Sounds will also lead a workshop before the show where you can create your own 7" wax lathe-cut disc.

    12th February 2019
    outlands #4 ecstatic material: Beatrice Dillon + artist Keith Harrison + DJ Copper Sounds


    Tickets are just £9 in advance from Cambridge Junction Box Office, including booking fee, more on the door.

    Times: 7:30pm: doors/bar; 8:00pm: music
    Tickets/Info

    12th February 2019
    outlands #4 workshop: copper sounds:

    Copper Sounds will introduce cutting lathes, talk about the history of sound recording and participants will create their own wax 7" dubplate and turntable-created sleeve artwork.

    Times: 4:30–6:00pm
    Free entry but places are limited so reservation is essential:
    sign up here

    November 2018
    outlands #3 drift: Kyoka (raster, Japan) + Grischa Lichtenberger (raster, Germany) + tour support Ytac (UK)

    Artists from acclaimed German electronic label raster (successor to raster-noton) label: Kyoka (Japan) + Grischa Lichtenberger (Germany) plus tour support Ytac will play hypnotic live minimal electronics within a J2 space transformed into a unique environment using sensors and microphones to react to the artists and audience.

    Outlands tour #3 is presented by Outlands Network for experimental music tours in the UK together with network member FUSE (Bradford).
    Outlands events in Cambridge are promoted by Cambridge Junction and co-hosted by bad timing.


    Tickets are just £9 in advance from Cambridge Junction Box Office, including booking fee, more on the door.

    Tickets/Info

    outlands #3 workshop: Transforming Symmetries

    Still a few places left on this creative coding workshop with creative technologists wetgenes who have been working with Outlands and FUSE to create next week's DRIFT show. Come and learn about how shaders technology can use your device and its camera and microphone to creative reactive moving visuals.
    5–7:15pm J2, Cambridge Junction. Free entry but reservation essential as places are limited.

    Reserve a free place/Info

    outlands network tours

    Outlands is a new UK network for experimental music tours. Bad Timing is working with Cambridge Junction to promote the Cambridge events.

    Read more about Outlands Network:
    www.outlands.network


    28th June 2018
    outlands #2 yunohana variations: yoshimiO (boredoms/OOIOO) & susie ibarra & robert aiki aubrey lowe (lichens)
    + support: tribes of europe

    Next week the second Outlands network tour comes to Cambridge on Thursday 28th June with Yunohara Variations at J2, Cambridge Junction. Produced by Supersonic Festival, this is a collaboration between YoshimiO (Boredoms/OOIOO), Susie Ibarra and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens).

    Support comes from Tribes of Europe, the project of Cambridgeshire-based cellist and improviser Martin Elsey, who has collaborated with C Joynes among others and has been featured on Radio 3's Late Junction.
    Tickets are just £9 in advance from Cambridge Junction Box Office, including booking fee, more on the door.

    Tickets/Info

    outlands #2 workshop: A Spectrum Carved in Air

    Before the evening show Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe will be leading a workshop exploring soundmaking using the human voice as an instrument (no singing experience necessary).
    5–6:30pm J2, Cambridge Junction. Free entry but reservation essential as places are limited.
    Reserve a free place/Info

    outlands network tours

    Outlands is a new UK network for experimental music tours. Bad Timing is working with Cambridge Junction to promote the Cambridge events.

    Read more about Outlands Network:
    www.outlands.network


    about

    Stephen Cornford Archipelago installation, hidden channels, Cambridge Museum of Technology
    wysing arts centre annual festival
    Astral Social Club, live, Past Present Future Space-Time Festival, Wysing Arts Centre
    Liam Wells, one-to-one performance,
    monomania festival, Aid & Abet warehouse
    Sculpture live
    10 years of Bad Timing,
    Aid & Abet warehouse

    bad timing exists to create unique live music, sound and art events in Cambridge, making events happen in venues of all kinds and in other unusual spaces — wherever they can be made to happen. bad timing has brought touring artists to the city from across the world working with a core of experimental and innovative artists based in Cambridge and beyond, making connections and seeking out performance opportunities.

    bad timing is interested in live events beyond the standard gig format and has worked with many of the city's visual arts organisations including Kettle's Yard, Aid & Abet, Wysing Arts Centre and Motion Sickness as well as several Cambridge city museums to develop its own cross-arts projects and provide opportunities to other artists and musicians to work in new ways.

    Major projects include Monomania festival of solo artists and individual and obsessive creativity and Hidden Channels live sound events and workshop series, commissioning site-specific sound installations and performances around the city.

    In 2019 Bad Timing joined the Outlands Network of UK experimental music organisations after working with network member Cambridge Junction on Outlands touring live events and workshops in 2018–19, contributing to programming, production, workshop facilitation and publicity.

    Founded in 2001, Bad Timing has created events and activities for more than 20 years.

    past commissions and productions

    2023 Off Plan, Quip & Curiosity R&D residency and public live, participatory and workshop events and installations, including Self Assembly shed venue.

    2023 Concrete Gazebo curates the day, Soundlab103, Waterbeach Bad Timing co-programmed, co-produced and helped develop site-specific performances for the former-airbase and upcoming newtown development site. Part of new Soundlab103 events as part of annual Summer at the Beach festival in Waterbeach near Cambridge.

    2021 In conversation: Public time not public space Online discussion of how experimental music practices have shaped live events and experiences since Covid-19 for artists, organisers and audiences. Featuring Elvin Brandhi (Yeah You), Mariam Rezaei (TOPH/TUSK Fringe) and Oliver Payne (YARMONICS/Eastern Ear). Created by Bad Timing with input from other Outlands members. Commissioned by Outlands as part of Outlands' The Joyous Thing 2 online festival 27–28 Feb 2021.

    The Joyous Thing 2

    2016 The Other Side: An Audiophonic Séance Created with The Alchemical Landscape research group at the University of Cambridge.

    2015 Tyburnia at Castle Hill with Dead Rat Orchestra and The Museum of Cambridge Day of site-specific events around the lost site of Cambridge's gallows at Castle Hill. Museum of Cambridge, Castle End Mission and Castle Hill area walk.

    Live soundtrack event by Dead Rat Orchestra with film by James Holcombe, panel discussion. History walk, discussion and temporary exhibition created by Tamsin Wimhurst at the Museum of Cambridge.

    2014 Hidden Channels: sound, art and technology, 13–21 Sept Site-specific exhibition and live event at Cambridge Museum of Technology. New commission from Jez Riley French 'five resonances (fluid)' premiered. Stephen Cornford 'Archipelago' UK debut showing. Holly Rumble new site-specific performance 'Fortune', John Chantler, Graham Dunning, Chloe Leaper, Peter Sutton, local radio.

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    2014 monomania: a one-day international festival of solitary and obsessive creative experience across live art, sound, music, visual art and technology. Aid & Abet artspace, Cambridge Junction and Cambridge Station area.

    www.monomaniafestival.co.uk

    2011–2013 Space-Time Festival, Wysing Arts Centre: Development and programming and promotional support for the first phase of Wysing Arts Centre's in-house annual music festival, working in collaboration with curators Donna Lynas and Gareth Bell-Jones. Bad Timing was a programming partner in 2011 alongside Strange Attractor.

    Wysing festival archive

    past visiting live artists

    Russell Walker, Eugene Aram, Bridget Hayden, Aino Tytti, Tim Yates, Howlround, English Heretic, Consumer Electronics, Circuit Breaker, Dead Rat Orchestra, Simon Scott, C Joynes, Laura Cannell, Richard Dawson, John Chantler, Graham Dunning, Chris Corsano, Mick Flower, Heatsick, Lee Patterson, Sean Dower, Sarah Angliss, Land Observations, Holly Rumble, John Boursnell, Container, Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso UFO, Robert Curgenven, |||人 (Paul Abbott/Daichi Yoshikawa/Seymour Wright), Benedict Drew, NHK yx KOYHEN, Sylvester Anfang II, Ensemble Economique, High Wolf, R Stevie Moore, B J Nilsen, Pimmon, Solina Hi-fi, Sculpture, Hacker Farm, Drum Eyes, Astral Social Club, Harry Merry, Our Love Will Destroy The World, Alexander Tucker, Dieter Moebius, Chris Forsyth, Tetuzi Akiyama, James Ferraro, Monopoly Child Star Searchers, Volcano The Bear, Atsuhiro Ito, Hair Police, Family Battlesnake, Part Wild Horse's Mane on Both Sides, Prurient/Cold Cave, Damo Suzuki, Felix Kubin, Wolf Eyes, Disinformation, Pita vs Z'EV, Bugbrand, Keith Fullerton Whitman, DJ Scotch Egg, Kevin Blechdom, Venetian Snares, Panda Bear, Leafcutter John, Ergo Phizmiz, Goodiepal, Janek Schaefer, V/Vm and many more ...

    projects

    bad timing
    bad timing

    bad timing exists to make live events happen across sound, music, art and technology. Since late 2001 it has brought innovative artists from across the world and around the UK to Cambridge.

    bad timing
    hidden channels

    Special events and discussions about sound, active listening, sound-making and field recording in the Cambridge area.

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    monomania festival 2014 Richard Dawson
    monomania

    Monomania is a project which celebrates obsessive, solitary and individual creative experiences.

    Monomania Festival 2014 happened at Aid & Abet warehouse artspace, Cambridge Junction and the Cambridge Station cb1 redevelopment area. Artists working solo created commissioned works, performances and workshops over the course of a day.

    www.monomaniafestival.co.uk

    bad timing
    self assembly

    Self Assembly is Bad Timing's purpose-built arts centre for Cambridge. The 7-capacity space includes gallery, screening and live performance areas. Originally constructed as part of Art As A Full Time Hobby at Aid & Abet warehouse in 2011, it has since appeared in a Cambridge terrace living room, as part of Lotusland at Changing Spaces Project Space (2015) and at Quip & Curiosity artspace as part of bad timing's Off Plan residency in 2023.

    Apart from the residential living room, it has survived the demolition or closure of all but one of these spaces as well as the place it was constructed, Reworks warehouse workshop and studios.

    festival

    Monomania is a project which celebrates obsessive, solitary and individual creative experiences.

    Monomania Festival 2014 happened at Aid & Abet warehouse artspace, Cambridge Junction and the surrounding area. Artists working solo created commissioned works, performances and workshops over the course of a day.

    Details: www.monomaniafestival.co.uk

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